For your convenience, The Woodruff Institute now offers patient care through safe and secure online Teledermatology visits. This “virtual care” mirrors an in-office appointment with the dermatology provider you trust and is available when you need it most.
What is teledermatology? Teledermatology is the practice of dermatology via videoconferencing. This special type of medical care falls under the general category of telemedicine. In this type of an appointment a patient is linked by videoconference to their dermatology provider in our office and the office visit is completed remotely by two-way video communication.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does teledermatology work at The Woodruff Institute? Start by simply calling our office at 239-596-9337. We can walk you through the rest of the process. We use technology that doesn’t require additional downloads or accounts to be created and is so easy it can be used by patients with any level of comfort with technology.
Are teledermatology visits covered by my insurance? These visits are generally covered by your insurer, subject to the specific provisions of the plan. You may still be responsible for a co-pay or co-insurance.
What type of appointments can be performed using teledermatology? Ideal issues to be addressed using Telehealth include cases of acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, skin discoloration, rashes, melasma, spot checks, and itchy skin.
Can I choose which doctor I want to see via teledermatology? You may schedule your Telehealth appointment with the physician or provider of your choice. Please note that some of our providers may not offer the option of Telehealth appointments.
Can I receive prescriptions via teldermatology? Of course! Our medical records are all electronic. With just a few clicks, we can send any prescriptions to the local pharmacy of your choice.
Click here to request a teledermatology appointment online.